Federal NDP leader Jack Layton died this morning (August 22, 2011) at his home in Toronto.

It is with a profound sense of loss, that we join Canadians across the country who are mourning the death of the Honourable Jack Layton, the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada.

Mr. Layton was an ardent champion of gay and lesbian rights and a leading advocate who ensured that HIV/AIDS issues were a priority on the municipal agenda in Toronto and in Canada’s parliament.

We will miss his leadership, his passion, his commitment to social justice and his humour.

  •  View Mr. Layton’s commitment to gay and lesbian issues, courtesy of Xtra! [Click Here]
  •  View copy of the statement made by Mr. Layton, on World AIDS Day, 2010 [Click Here]